Financial Assistance for Wigs
Information on Financial Support available for Wigs in Australia
We are here to help! At The BHB we understand the cost of a new wig can be high so we have complied all the financial assistance available to you, to help with your new hair. purchase There are a range of financial solutions available to you within Australia. Listed below are the various grants and rebates you can apply for.
Private Health Insurance
Private health funds may give you a rebate on your human hair wig for medical purposes such as Alopecia, Trichotillomania or Chemotherapy. The rebate will vary between the different health funds and also will depend on your level of cover. It is best to check with your private health fund on what rebate they will provide you.
At The BHB we supply tax invoices outlining your wig is for medical reasons and this can be provided to your health fund. If your health fund also provides you with an item number, this can be added to your invoice.
Under the ATO taxation ruling TR93/34 you may be eligible for an income tax rebate on the purchase of your medical wig. .
“Medical or surgical wigs for use by a person which is necessitated by loss of hair through sickness or disease (other than naturally occurring baldness) or the effects of the treatment of sickness or disease”
Ruling TR93/34 is as per below:
1. This Ruling explains the meaning of a 'medical or surgical appliance' in paragraph (f) of the definition of 'medical expenses' in subsection 159P(4) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936.
2. Section 159P allows a rebate for net medical expenses exceeding $1,000. Net medical expenses includes payments for a 'medical or surgical appliance' prescribed by a legally qualified medical practitioner.
For further information it is best to contact your accountant on how to claim your tax rebate.
State Government Subsidies
NEW SOUTH WALES – Enable NSW offers $1600 human hair wig subsidies to approved applicants with Alopecia. Evidence must be supported including a letter from your doctor. The process can take around 3-6 months.
For more information on how to apply visit: https://www.enable.health.nsw.gov.au/prescribers/forms/wigs
VICTORIA – SWEP may contribute to the purchase of your human hair wig.
For more information on how to apply visit: https://swep.bhs.org.au/news/174/SWEPSupplierCommunique-WigApplications/
TASMANIA – financial assistance may be available for those who suffer from alopecia who have a doctors referral and hold a DHA Pensioner or healthcare card.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - The Department for Families and Communities (DFC) equipment program supplies wigs or contributes towards the purchase of wigs for eligible applicants.
For more information on how to apply visit: https://equipmentprogram.sa.gov.au/
Unfortunately at this stage Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, and the Australia Capital Territory don’t provide any relevant government subsidies.
Wigs for Kids Grants (18 years and under)
At The Beautiful Hair Boutique we work closely with The Australia Alopecia Foundation and Variety The Children's Charity who both very generously offer grants for our human hair wigs for kids.
The AAAF offers a $400 grant on wigs for persons 17 years and under - you can apply here online. The application process takes around 1-2 weeks.
Variety - The Children's Charity will grant the full cost of a Human Hair Wig (up to $6,000) to approved applicants 18 years and under, every 12 months. The application process takes around 2-6 weeks.
For more information on how to apply for the Variety - Wigs for Kids grant scheme visit:
Or call us on 0431 110 220 and we will help talk you through the process of how to apply to have you children's wig fully or partially funded.
Payment Plans – 12 months Interest Free Financing option
The Beautiful Hair Boutique has teamed up with ZipMoney to give you the opportunity to pay for your beautiful new wig or hair topper with flexible monthly payment plans.
At The BHB we understand that purchasing the world's most beautiful hair may not be affordable for everyone to purchase upfront, so we are thrilled to announce we are Australia's very 1st wig and hairpiece boutique offering 12 MONTHS INTEREST FREE FINANCE on all of our human hair wigs and hair toppers.
Our goal is to to help YOU have access to our stunning collection, and have amazing hair from as little as $39 per week. 0% finance is available a maximum of 12 months and to approved applicants only.
For more information and to apply visit: